Tech news from around the web:
- James Gosling, the programmer who founded Java at Sun Microsystems, has joined Google, Cnet reports. The online search giant is currently suing Oracle, which bought Sun Microsystems last year, over how the Java technology is used in Android.
- Bob Kimball has resigned as president and chief executive at digital entertainment group RealNetworks after just over a year at the position, according to AllThingsDigital. In the meantime, the board has appointed vice-president Mike Lunsford as a temporary replacement.
- Video advertising company Adap.tv has raised $20m in funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners, says TechCrunch. This brings total funding at Adap.tv, which allows advertisers to buy and manage online video ad inventory, to $43m.
- Following on from its $30m funding round, Cheezburger Networks, the company behind LOLcats, has acquired website Know Your Meme, says CNN Money. Know Your Meme reports on online content – for example Charlie Sheen’s ‘tigerblood’ or Rebecca Black’s video Friday – that becomes a byproduct of the internet, spreading through e-mails, blogs and social networking sites.
From the FT:
- Lenovo joins tablet war with LePad
- Lyceum invests £50m in software company
- NXP Semiconductor launches secondary offering
- Ebay to purchase GSI for $2.4bn